Video Remarks by

The Honourable Janice Filmon, C.M., O.M.

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

Monday, October 19, 2020


Builders, problem solvers, leaders – members of Engineers and Geoscientists Manitoba – it is a pleasure to join you virtually from the traditional land of the Anishinaabe and Metis people – in a province enriched by a large and vibrant indigenous community.

When the planning began for this gathering of minds,  I am sure that this looked like a wonderful opportunity to celebrate professions that have built the province and the world that we share.

After all, this is both the 100th anniversary of the legal establishment of the engineering profession in Manitoba, and the 150th anniversary of Manitoba’s entry into Confederation.

But responding to the unexpected is the essence of your professions. And though an electronic gathering may lack the social excitement of a face to face seminar, there is still much to celebrate today.

Manitobans who understand how much engineering and geoscience contribute to our prosperity, safety and quality of life can celebrate the fact that, in true engineering and geoscientist fashion, professions that have been the foundation of our province’s past are coming together to prepare for the challenges and opportunities of our future.

We also know that you will respond to the temporary inconvenience of working from home and Zoom meetings with renewed creativity, innovation and critical thinking.

Thank you for your diligence and dedication and for giving us even more reasons to celebrate your professions.